There are several class 90s in store as mentioned above and these can all be found at Crewe - If you require further details including reasons and associated store date, then click here.
The total number of loco’s in long-term tore equates to 13 with 12 of these being owned outright by DB Cargo (the remaining engine i.e. 90050 is now owned by Freightliner). The earliest sample to have been stored was 90025 back on the 20th January 2004 and has been categorised as being a shopping decision (whatever that means!) - it is unclear if she will ever return to traffic. The loco’s in long-term store have been summarised below:
It is unclear if any of the above will ever return to traffic - It has been suggested that most of those stored at Crewe are in reasonably good condition despite being left out in the open for many years. Finally, In November 2014, 90050 was purchased by Freightliner and she is currently being used as a donor for other active fleet members in Basford Hall yard.
The latest class 90 to re-enter traffic was 90021, which happened in April 2022 following a major overhaul including new livery. Nothing else to report.
What is the current situation?
There are 50 class 90s and I am pleased to report that 37were operational at the time of writing. These are split between Freightliner, DB Cargo and Locomotive Services Ltd (see below for more information). There are 13 class 90s in store of which 12 of these are owned by DB Cargo and can be found at Crewe IEMD. The other loco (90050) was brought by Freightliner in December 2014 and is currently at Basford Hall Yard where she is donating parts.
Which 90s are out of traffic?
90009 is stopped out of traffic at Crewe Basford Hall where it has been for several months pending maintenance,
90044 is stopped out of traffic at Crewe Basford Hall where it has been for several months pending maintenance,
Several DB90s were out of traffic at Crewe EMD at the time of writing for tactical & contractual reasons.
Do you need to get in touch?
Further information regarding exactly which class 90s are stored and serviceable in addition to why certain fleet members have been in long-term store at Crewe IEMD can be found below. If you have any questions, get in touch.